PUPILS of a Huddersfield school are enjoying an extra week's holiday while staff put the finishing touches to their new home.
Teachers at Moldgreen Community Primary School are busy packing boxes and transporting books, chairs and whiteboards to portable buildings in Lister Street ready for the children's return on Monday.
The temporary school will accommodate the children while the Victorian school building, off The Avenue, is demolished and replaced with a new school.
"It's a bit of a nightmare moving everything but everyone is getting involved," said head teacher Mr Bob Whitehead.
An area of recreation ground adjoining Ravensknowle Park has been sectioned off and will be used as the base for the school and the 364 children for the next 18 months.
The new building comprises 11 classrooms, a nursery, a special unit for children with autism and a school hall.
The top floors of the three-storey blocks are being used as office space and the staff room.
And an area adjoining the buildings has been surfaced to create a playground.
Children will also be able to use the existing sports multi-courts in Ravensknowle Park, said Mr Whitehead.
"The fact that the children have got so much space in the park is great," he said.
A new pelican crossing is also being installed in Wakefield Road at the junction with Lister Street.
Demolition work is due to start on the old building on February 2 and work on the new school will start over Easter.